Reclamation Extends Comment Period on Navajo Reservoir Resource Management Plan and Draft Environmental Assessment

Media Contact: Alan Schroeder, (970) 248-0692
Justyn Hock, (970) 248-0625

For Release: October 26, 2005

Reclamation announced today that it has extended the public comment period for the proposed Resource Management Plan (RMP) and draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for Navajo Reservoir. The purpose of the RMP is to provide managers with a framework to proactively manage resources and uses of lands within the Navajo Reservoir area, as well as, an assessment tool for evaluating the effects from these management actions.

Public input on the proposed RMP and the draft EA will be accepted for an additional 45-day period beginning October 25, 2005. Written comments are due to Alan Schroeder by December 9, 2005.

This document is available on Reclamation's Western Colorado Area Office web site, or if you have questions or would like to receive a copy of the Proposed Resource Management Plan and Draft Environmental Assessment, please contact Alan Schroeder at (970) 248-0692, or Bureau of Reclamation, 2764 Compass Drive, Suite 106, Grand Junction, CO 81506.

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